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Internship Success Stories

Leslie A. Suggs"During my internship at Tennessee Department of Children's Services, I felt like an educator, a leader, and a very special individual to be able to involve myself in such professional surroundings. I enjoyed the visits to schools, homes, and educational conferences. In my childcare center, I am now better prepared to make decisions and seek helpful resources for troubled children."

—Leslie A. Suggs

student success continued

Here are more student success stories, including some employer success stories.

  • Housing and Community Development

For the 2010-2011 Housing and Community Development Fellows Final Report, click here.

  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics Summer Interns- Success Stories
"Being an intern for ServiceMaster has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Having an opportunity to work with the members of the ServiceMaster family has taught me a great deal about the work environment. In addition, I've learned a tremendous amount about myself and my career goals. ServiceMaster has allowed me an opportunity to learn about my field in many respects, it has been unparalleled to any other work experience I've had thus far."

Steven Sanders
Senior Marketing Management
MILE student
ServiceMaster Summer Internship Program

"We are excited to have Steven join our team this summer as a marketing intern from the University of Memphis. When interviewing Steven, I was immediately impressed by his business knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to learn. He is a valuable asset to our team and we are grateful to have him on board!"

Amy Simpson
Director of Marketing

"Working at masterIT has been a fun and engaging experience! I have had the opportunity to learn and participate in ways that have greatly benefited me. The experience has furthered my understanding of marketing in the real world. This has been a great experience that I would recommend to any of my fellow students!"

Hunter Haley
Marketing Manegement
MILE member 2011-2012
Business Honors

"masterIT committed to our summer internship program after seeing the quality of students coming from the program at the University of Memphis. Hunter Haley hit the ground running as our Social Media/Marketing intern. He had immediate impact launching our corporate blog and newsletter, generating content, managing our website, and contributing ideas as only a new fresh face can to our organization. We have also been intentional with him to include him in networking events and client interaction so he can really understand how business works. The experience has exceeded our expectations."

Michael Drake
CEO, masterIT

"During my last semester at the U of M, I had the opportunity to intern with the Memphis Area Women's Council. I was given the chance to network first-hand with HR Directors in the are and learn more about the Human Resources field, my career goal upon graduation. This was a dream internship-it has definitely given me a jump start to my job search in HR. An internship is a wise investment in any student's future."

Charesse Declue
FCBE Management
May 2011
Human Resource Management

"I am truly excited to learn Logistics and Supply Chain Management from a Fortune 100 company. I believe this great opportunity will help my career tremendously by allowing me to expand skills and knowledge as I apply them to real life situations."

Javier Sosa
Senior Supply Chain Management
International Paper Logistics
Graduate of the MILE program during 2010-2011.

"International Paper recognizes the value in maintaining a relationship with the University of Memphis in our quest for seeking new talent for our internship program,  which can progress to future long-term opportunities for participants."

Kristin Hickerson
International Paper

"Interning at the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee has opened my eyes to the accounting practices that take place within a non-profit organization. I've learned valuable financial skills, applied critical thinking practices, and learned to work closely alongside dedicated professionals striving to make an impact in our community. I feel privileged to gain experience with such a wonderful organization that serves the special needs population of the Memphis and Shelby County area."

Candace Danielson
University Helen Hardin Honors
Exceptional Foundation

"Candace is wonderful at taking initiative and using critical thinking skills; she rarely needs assistance to complete her tasks. That is a dream intern! She has set the bar extremely high, not only for Accounting interns, but for our intern program as a whole."

KC Hutchinson
Program Director
The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee

"The internship experience is just that, an experience. Through my internship with Allen and Hoshall and the WBEC, I have gained valuable work experience that I will be able to take with me to better my skill set as a future professional. You get the chance to see the big picture, the effect that your work has on the overall objectives of the company, which really puts things into perspective for you. The faculty at the University has been more than helpful, and extremely resourceful in placing me in two internships this summer. So, the only advice I have is this: if you're looking, the opportunities are out there."

Michael Kenneth Bowen
 Allen and Hoshall

"This experience has been not only educational, but also life changing because it has revealed the path that I will take to begin my career."

Jermia Jerdine
Senior Finance Major
Fisher and Company

"Jermia has become a great and valuable team member to Fischer and Company.  The skill set and talent she displays is a testament to the quality of the students at the University of Memphis."

Bradley Rice
Senior Vice President

Fisher and Company

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